IPA Leads To IPB

Indian Pale Ale – IPA that delightful beer fortified in the 1700’s with a triple dose of hops to allow it to travel by sailing ship around South Africa to India without going off is causing a new medical issue.  Men are growing manbreasts from drinking the stuff.  This is a case of  Inadvertent Production of Boobs ( IPB)

You know its going to be a bum day when the morning news reveals yet another health warning. You could wait a week as there is bound to be a contradiction. Thus poised with butter instead of Flora on the knife and IPA on the brain as you are about to hit the toast as you scan the pages of the newspaper or online news desperate to find  permission to use butter. Alas this week it’s all about saturated fats – and Flora has the edge. You console yourself with a Catch 22 fact, butter has gone up in price as dairy’s have run out of full fat milk from the disappearing milk herds. And by the time the market switches back from Flora to butter’s turn to be the good guy  another 100 diary farmers will have gone bust waiting for orders.

I mention this ‘chicken and egg’ fact about butter just as the hop growing farmers have announced they have had a bumper harvest this year and are keen to service the growing demand for IPA. So we may have to accept we could become a nation sporting man boobs and get use to buying  jerseys of the next size up. The article makes no mention of ladies drinking IPA who may actually take delight in the possibility of painless boob augmentation. Way to go. In the meantime we await news from  a research institute who discovered the beneficial effects of something that will make Brexit a done deed.



Alistair Owens

The meandering thoughts of someone with too much time on his hands. Tending to see the obscure and irrelevant in most events I have been forced to record this by family members as a means of diverting attention away from them. But I see their plan.

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